To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to require carbon monoxide alarms in both private- and social-rented homes with a carbon fuel-burning appliance; and if he will make a statement.
The Government takes the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning seriously and is taking steps to raise awareness of and tackle these risks. A summary of Government activities can be seen at www.hse.gov.uk/gas/domestic/cross-government-group.htm.
We are also considering the findings of the Government review of carbon monoxide alarm requirements which looked at whether these requirements should be extended to all carbon fuel-burning appliances in private and social rented homes. We will set out the next steps in due course.